1:Cut from Solid

Machining

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Cutting

Electron-Beam Machining (EBM)

Turning

Jiggering and Jollying

Plasma-Arc Cutting

The use of cutting tools to sculpt materials

This chapter encompasses some of the oldest processes used in the manufacture of objects, and these processes can be quite simply categorized by the fact that they use tools that cut away, shape, and remove material. Increasingly, the “brutal” part of these processes is being performed by automated CAD-driven machines, which carve effortlessly through most materials, providing yet another avenue for the exploitation of rapid prototyping technology and the replacement of the craftsman who gave life to many products throughout history.

Machining

including ...

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